Saigon Rose is a Vietnamese restaurant that stands apart, even in the congested and competitive culinary market of Melbourne. Located just a short walk from Prahran train station in – you guessed it – Prahran, they are purveyors of superb pho, seafood and noodle dishes, as well as a destination for all kinds of Asian curries. Dander over to Chapel Street, near the cross with High Street: just make sure you get a table by booking one in advance.
Melbourne is a paradise for those who love Vietnamese food – as good as anywhere in Australia – and on the eastern side of the city, in Prahran, one can find some of the finest examples around. One such restaurant is Saigon Rose, where they create southern Vietnamese specialities and serve them to all and sundry from their address on Chapel Street. Those travelling over can take the tram to High Street/Chapel Street, or the train to Prahran station: cheaper than flying to Vietnam, for sure.
The menu is as packed with Vietnamese favourites as one would expect. Pho comes in various forms, but you’d be remiss not to pick from the beef options: they do brisket, meatballs and sliced variants, or one with all three together. Throw in a few starters – spring rolls, fried wontons, soft shell crab, for for example – and you’ve got yourself a full on feast of a feed. Reserve ahead at Saigon Rose on Chapel Street in Prahran to make sure you get yourself a table.
Great food and service with a smile. Very reasonably priced and certainly will be going again. It was a very pleasant experience. Highly recommended it.
The food was exceptional. Best Vietnamese restaurant in Melbourne. Looking forward to our next visit. Thank you to Hung and his attentive staff for looking after us. Saigon Rose has old school hospitality.
Lovely food and was great service, the food was very quick to come out. The waiters/waitresses are very nice too. Would go there again definitely recommend!
Loved my experience again here ..and this time I had family with me and we were celebrating my birthday ..we all loved the delicious food and friendly staff Thank you
I have been coming here as an annual tradition for more than ten years each December when I return from London for a holiday. I can’t imagine a nicer or more friendly restaurant nor one with tastier and more interesting food. As usual the Saigon Rose prawns were out of this world! Thank you!
First time there & loved it. Food was delicious & plenty of it. Excellent service & not rushed to leave - we stayed for a long time as it was a reunion lunch. Best satay chicken skewers, s & p prawns & rice paper rolls. A definite "go to on a regular basis". Only downside - $10 per bottle corkage is excessive.
Been coming to Saigon Rose for years. Consistently good Vietnamese food and good service at reasonable prices. I think we've tried pretty much every Vietnamese restaurant in the area and SR is our go-to.
Food was very good. The staff are very polite and accommodating. Service was lovely. Decor is nice. We have dined at Saigon Rose before and found the food yummy.
Another great meal at Saigon Rose. We've been coming here for years and it's been consistently good all that time. Service is friendly and efficient.
Had pleasant meal here before a show. Attentive waiting staff and large venue with well spaced tables. Two dishes which varied in quality we thought. Chilli prawn dish with beautiful prawns was a little overpowered by sauce. On the other hand a lemongrass chilli chicken dish which was very nice and very well balanced. Good value with a glass of wine.